Dr. William Bayer, MD

Dr. William Bayer, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 60

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(630) 326-4436

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Dr. William Bayer, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Carol Stream, IL. Dr. Bayer has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hospital - Main Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bayer to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

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(630) 326-4436
Northwestern Regional Medical Group501 Thornhill Dr Carol Stream, IL 60188
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Northwestern Regional Medical Group501 Thornhill Dr Carol Stream, IL 60188
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Bayer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Winfield, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals
  • Recent Reviews Reviews made in the last 30 days. See reviews

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bayer

3.5

Based on 31 ratings

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  • Appointment scheduling (19)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
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Horrible bedside manner. Was rude, rushed, constantly cut me off when I tried discussing health concerns. He seemed irritated whenever I asked questions. Focused his attention on his computer to finish the note, versus having eye-contact and a conversation. Instead of explaining the treatment plan directly to me (medications, labs, etc) he read off his thoughts as he was typing it into the note. As someone else said, he sounded very robotic. Did not discuss exercise or nutrition, despite me trying to address that. I plan to change doctors and even clinic if necessary.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Mike – Dec 30, 2020
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Absolutely the best. 20 plus year patient. Dr Bauer and Staff are highly responsive and very comprehensive health care.
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  • Office environment
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Renee – Dec 15, 2020
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Dr Bayer is professional and thorough. He asks the right questions and orders all pertinent tests to protect your health. He is always pleasant which is a great complement to being a good doctor.
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Jan 13, 2020
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Dr. Bayer is an excellent and outstanding Endocrinologist. I have been seeing him for over 20 years. He's very thorough and explains things to you. He takes his time and listens to you. He's very friendly and he has a great sense of humor. He's the best Endocrinologist around and I would recommend him to anyone!!! ?
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Lisa Robertson in IL – Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Bayer has always listened to my symptoms, not just bloodwork results. When the tests he ran came back normal, but my symtpoms said otherwise, he ran more tests until he figured out what was wrong. When my prognosis wasn't great, he personally called me to go over the results and then followed up with a second phone call a week later to see if I had any new questions since our first conversation.
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Bloomingdale – Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Bayer is a Diabetic Endocrinologist that I have complete trust in has really turned my A1C Goal/Goals to the Positive. He is very knowledgeable in his field and he always spends appropriate time w/patient/patients. I will be 62 in December and have been battling Diabetes since 1999/2000. He has also been a big influence on how I feel about my condition-always Positive. He has my Thanks! Bryan Compton
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Bryan Compton in St. Charles IL. – Apr 04, 2017
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Do not take the bad reviews seriously! Dr. Bayeris amazing & caring! So, if you need a really good doctor that cares about your health & does not set a timer when you walk in, he is your answer to getting your health back on track! I came to him when there was no one else. He cared & I am now on my way to not only answers but resolutions. He has a good heart & is a briliant doctor! If you are serious about working on your health & learning how to be healthier but need a coach; he is for you!
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marge in ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr Bayer is a no-nonsense doctor that is very knowledgable and thoruough. I have gone to him for many years before a car accident and am now able to see him again. I could not find his phone number so I looked it up. As I read the reveiws that were positive, I could relate. As I read the negative reviews I wondered what could have gone wrong. I made my appointment a little concerned. Well, I can only say that Dr. Bayer is still the caring wonderful doctor that I remember.
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Hoffman Estates, IL – Mar 29, 2017
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He needs to retire. He's clearly mad at everything, he was 30 minutes late to an 8:00 am meeting and told me out of the gate he already didn't know what to do. He took no time to listen and understand. he's terrible, go somewhere else
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Vb in Aurora, IL – Feb 25, 2017
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One of the worst doctors I have ever seen. Rude, disrespectful, and just plain mean. He doesn't care about patients and this was shown by his horrible bedside manner. He needs training on how to be nice to people.
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Wheaton, IL – Feb 17, 2017
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Dr. Bayer is so nice. He listens and is excited when he sees me progressing in my health. Worked consistently to get my thyroid medication to the appropriate level.
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Chicago, IL – Oct 18, 2016
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Rude bedside manner, rushes through, and was annoyed when I had to mention multiple health issues. He really seems to hate his job. Probably competent with thyroid issues but just too rude and unhappy!
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IL – Jun 30, 2016
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Dr Bayer acted like a robot. Dr Bayer made eye contact 5 seconds during the entire appointment. He spent all his time filling out forms on his computer instead of listening to any concerns I had. His bedside manner is horrible, he is extremely unwilling to entertain other professional opinions. He was very concerned about if insurance will cover instead of the care of the patient, save yourself the frustration find a different doctor who cares about your health & issues.
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Aurora, IL – Mar 05, 2016
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Everything I heard about Dr. Bayer from other Doctors and the general public is true. He will take the extra mile on getting to the root of your issues. I felt comfortable with his personality and concern for my health and well being.
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Linda in Aurora, IL – Feb 18, 2016
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Wouldn't recommend.
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bayer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bayer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bayer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (630) 208-6775.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Bayer treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bayer treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hypothyroidism
Thyroid Goiter
Thyroid Cancer
Goiter
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Bayer treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetes Counseling
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders specialists diagnose and treat issues related to metabolism, including obesity, adrenal gland disease, and hypokalemia, through lifestyle changes and medication.Compare with other Metabolic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bayer treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 29 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Vitamin D Deficiency
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Lipid Disorders
Vitamin B Deficiency
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Very High Frequency
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Check Dr. Bayer's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bayer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spermatocele
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Stones
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care POS
Choice Care PPO
Commercial EPO
EPO PPO Open Access
HCPS Open Access Coverage EPO
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred PPO
Preferred PPO
Imagine Health
MultiPlan
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus PPO
Options
Select Plus Gold PPO
Select Plus HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Education

Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Loyola Med Ctr
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. William Bayer, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (630) 326-4436, and for other questions, call (630) 208-6775.

Does Dr. William Bayer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bayer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. William Bayer, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. William Bayer, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Bayer's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. William Bayer, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. William Bayer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bayer frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See all practice areas where Dr. Bayer specializes.

Where is Dr. William Bayer, MD's office located?

Dr. Bayer's office is located at 501 Thornhill Dr, Carol Stream, IL 60188. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Edward Hospital - Main Campus

Naperville, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average